Crash in Smith County kills Flint man

Troopers responded Tuesday to a two vehicle fatal crash on US-69 at CR-1215, 1.5 miles east of Flint in Smith County.

The preliminary crash report indicates that the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet van, Ted Weldon Young, 79, of Flint was stopped at CR-1215 waiting to turn onto US-69. At the same time, the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet van, Michael Christopher Menard, 28, of Jacksonville was traveling south on US-69. Young pulled out into the roadway and was struck by the southbound van.

Young was transported to UT-Health Tyler where he later died. Menard was treated and released by EMS at the scene. The crash investigation is ongoing.

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